Minnesota State Mankato has received three local partnership program awards from the state. The college and Mayo Clinic Health System were awarded a 50-thousand dollar grant to develop a curriculum for surgical simulation training. Minnesota State Mankato and Champ Software were awarded 33-thousand dollars for cross-disciplinary, community-connected, experiential projects for health informatics. The college and North Star Aviation were awarded 28-thousand dollars to fund Aviation Days next spring and summer.